We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. ~Jay Inslee Every year since 1995, countries meet at the world’s biggest climate conference – the ‘Conference of the Parties’ (COP). Every year, impassioned speeches are made, agreements are reached and… Continue reading Laura Lachowicz: COP27: What has (not) been achieved?
This year’s International Women’s Day was coloured with news of Lady Rose’s judicial appointment to the Supreme Court, joining Lady Arden and their remaining 10 male colleagues. Over at the world of city law firms, there were also means to celebrate as 60% of new entrants into the profession and the majority of practicing solicitors… Continue reading Adani Zahirah Sembiring: “Women get in, but not up” – A closer look at the legal profession for women in the 21st century
Last fall, the Human Rights Department had the pleasure of hosting speakers, Rachael Clarke from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (‘BPAS’), and Queen Mary’s Dr Ruth Fletcher. The event focused on outlining current legal strategies, challenges, and opportunities to support the reproductive health and rights of women and girls living across various jurisdictions. The discussion… Continue reading Kayla Johnson: Human Rights Violations – Abortion Access in the Time of Covid-19
One of the main aims of our department is to explore the treatment of different communities in our society and to raise awareness about inequalities that some of these groups may come across in their daily lives, such as in the workplace, or in schools. Our aims are reflected in some of the events we… Continue reading Ayse Naz Karakurt and Tasmyn Ong: Biases Towards BME Groups in the Criminal Justice System
The history of Argentinian human rights is complex. The military dictatorship of Jorge Rafael Videla oversaw state-sponsored violence against citizens between 1976 and 1983, when CONADEP found 9,000 documented disappearances of ordinary citizens. The Argentine 601st Intelligence Battalion had already estimated in 1978 that 22,000 persons were missing, and the Montoneros, a left-wing Peronist guerrilla… Continue reading Andres Diaz: Human Rights in Argentina
What is Legal Aid? For those that cannot afford legal assistance and cannot gain access to justice, legal aid has been the central pillar in ensuring that those most vulnerable in society are not left behind. Simply put, legal aid is financial assistance from the government designed to help means tested clients gain much needed… Continue reading Sebastian Cheng: Legal Aid – A Slow Death